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Not Your (Old, White) Father's History

If you haven’t already heard, the New York Times recently interviewed retired Princeton historian of the Civil War James McPherson for the newspaper’s “By the Book” feature. 3,059 more words


James M. McPherson on CHARLIE ROSE last night, talked about the Civil War and his new book on Jefferson Davis.

The Commander and Chief of the Confederate States of America took a lot of the blame for the loss of the South in the Civil War, but was it all warranted ? 60 more words


The Controversy Over James McPherson's New York Times Booklist

James McPherson’s recent interview with the New York Times has sparked a mini-firestorm with historians.  McPherson is an experienced and exceptionally well regarded historian.  Some of the frustration is probably a result of the fact that McPherson is such a well respected historian who is a considered… 564 more words